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Tampa, FL (February 14, 2018) – McKibbon Hospitality is pleased to announce the promotion of Erik Rowen to President of Development and Renovation Services. In his new role, Rowen will be responsible for McKibbon Hospitality’s development and renovation services divisions and will focus on third-party development opportunities. A registered architect who joined McKibbon Hospitality in 2003 as a Project Manager, Rowen most recently served as Vice President of Development.

Under Rowen’s leadership, McKibbon’s development and renovation services teams will be more closely aligned, allowing the company to better leverage resources, relationships, and scale to provide value for customers. His teams will also be well-positioned to pursue new third-party development opportunities by building on decades of experience and industry relationships with contractors, vendors and franchisers.

“Erik has played a critical role in McKibbon Hospitality’s growth and success over the years,” said John McKibbon, chairman of McKibbon Hospitality. “Under his leadership, our teams have overcome complex site challenges and implemented the kind of design innovations that hotel guests, business partners, and investors seek. We look forward to Erik continuing to help us grow our portfolio through the continued pursuit of strategic development and renovation opportunities.”

During his career with McKibbon, Rowen has supported the development of more than 30 projects. He has been recognized for developing award-winning hotels in Little Rock, Arkansas; Greenville, South Carolina; and Pensacola, Tallahassee and Tampa, Florida. Over the course of his career, Rowen has supported the successful development of half a billion dollars in developed projects. He earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University and an MBA with a concentration in Real Estate from Georgia State University. Rowen is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the past president of the Association of Real Estate Alumni at Georgia State University.

McKibbon Hospitality is currently developing the AC Hotel and Residence Inn Charlotte City Center; Hotel Arras and the Arras Residences in Asheville, NC; and the Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta Buckhead.

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About McKibbon Hospitality

Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, and Gainesville, Georgia, McKibbon Hospitality creates memorable hospitality experiences that inspire brand and property loyalty. It’s how we’ve grown into one of the largest (and most awarded) hotel development and management companies in the country. We build, renovate and manage properties across the country for Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt and other iconic hospitality brands. From hand-picking urban sites to imagining the just-for-you details of a guest experience, from overseeing operations to bringing a brand to life, and everything in between, McKibbon shapes inclusive hospitality development. Visit to learn more.

Contact: Eliza Bostian / (864) 271-0718

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